2014 MV Agusta Recalls Brutale, F3 and Rivale MotorcyclesMV Agusta has recalled 223 of its following 2014 motorcycles due to possible failure of the swingarm securing bolt: Brutale 675, Brutale 800 Dragster, Brutale RR, F3 675, F3 800 and Rivale 800.
The effected motorcycles were built between Dec. 18, 2013, and March 10, 2014.MV Agusta says the threaded bolt that is used to secure the swingarm pin may fail. IF this occurs, the swingarm may loosen, increasing the risk of a crash.MV Agusta has notified owners and dealers will install a new threaded bolt, free of charge. The recall began on April 25, 2014. Owners may contact MV Agusta at 1-215-781-1770, and reference recall number 2798.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!